Navisite Achieves Best-in-Class Security Standards with ISO 27001 Certification
As cloud computing adoption skyrockets, so do the risks that come with it: The mass movement to the cloud has become a magnet for cyber threats and nefarious actors. In fact, a recent McAfee report points to a 630% increase in attacks aimed at cloud services since January of 2020.
For companies looking to modernize their own IT infrastructure, the rising threat of cyberattacks means it’s more important than ever that their entire ecosystem—from suppliers, partners and managed service providers—comply with the highest standards of security and risk management.
That’s why an Information Security Management System (ISMS) is a critical tool, and for many companies evaluating partners and vendors, being ISO 27001-certified has become non-negotiable criteria.
For today’s businesses, ISO 27001 has become the gold standard for security excellence. The goal of ISO 27001 is to provide a framework of policies for how a modern organization should manage its data. Risk management is a key part of this framework, ensuring that a company understands its security strengths and weaknesses.
With these things in mind, Navisite spent the past 15 months designing and implementing robust security processes and policies. After a comprehensive audit, Navisite is proud to receive its own ISO 27001 certification—an achievement that further solidifies its position as a trusted global managed services provider. To learn more about what the ISO 27001 certification means and why it matters, we interviewed Prashant Sharma, the manager of governance, risk and compliance (GRC) at Navisite.
Why is the ISO 27001 certification so crucial for businesses?
In short, businesses with an ISO 27001 certification have adopted best-in-class policies and processes to ensure they’re secure, reliable and can be trusted with sensitive data.
Companies everywhere are searching for ways to build more security around the data and information that run their businesses. From cyberattacks to data leaks, the paths to a data breach are wide-reaching. When businesses like Navisite choose to implement ISO 27001, however, they’re not only taking on the task of evaluating their security protocols, but they’re also implementing, maximizing and continuously monitoring security practices to the highest standards.
What are the benefits of holding the ISO 27001 certification?
Our customers deserve and demand a managed services provider they can trust with their sensitive data. Through ISO 27001, customers can have confidence that we’re adhering to the highest standards of security because we adopted a best-in-class framework for storing and controlling data. With a systematic approach, we can also easily identify, manage and reduce the severity of threats within our own organizations, which, in turn, provides that extra level of assurance to customers.
With our certification, we’re also standardizing the management of data within our organization. Based on a robust risk management framework we’ve put in place, we can ensure that every person at Navisite has the appropriate information security knowledge. This means that, from top to bottom, we’re following proven protocols to ensure the safety of our company’s data.
What does this mean for our customers?
According to an IT Governance survey, 71% of businesses receive frequent requests to provide ISO 27001 certification evidence. This tells us that information security is incredibly important in today’s highly interconnected world.
With our customers spanning across the world, we need to demonstrate compliance with the most rigorous information security standards. They demand data security and privacy policies that align with increasing and evolving security expectations and compliance regulations. Achieving the ISO 27001 certification assures our customers that we can meet and exceed these requirements.
Most importantly, however, it tells them that their information’s security is a top priority for all of us at Navisite, and we’re dedicated to continuously improving our ISMS.
What additional steps is Navisite taking to ensure the highest level of security?
Security is a top priority for all of us at Navisite, but it’s also a moving target. That means we’re always in pursuit of learning and implementing best-in-class security practices and policies.
In addition to ISO 27001, our team conducts continuous risk assessments that are in line with ISO 31000, which is a set of guidelines on managing risks faced by an organization. This means we’re proactively assessing any risk at every business layer, which helps us detect and respond to potential security threats before they happen. Navisite is also attested to SSAE 18 SOC 1, SOC 2 and HITRUST.
For more on Navisite’s commitment to security, visit https://www.navisite.com/about/risk-and-compliance/.
To learn more about Navisite’s Security Services, visit https://www.navisite.com/security-services/.